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The Adventurer (1917)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | 22 October 1917 (USA)
The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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22 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szökött fegyenc  »

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| (restored) | (Ontario)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director and serious film buff Alexander Payne paid to have this Chaplin short restored and shown at the Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy in 2013, where he also introduced it. See more »

Goofs

When the Tramp first appears in the sand, the policeman's rifle is resting on the ground, pointing at him. In the next long shot, the rifle is in the policeman's lap. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [closing title card] The prison guard is also being entertained.
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Brilliant
19 October 1999 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

Certainly, in my opinion, the Greatest comedy short of all time. Charlie, an escaped convict, saves life of rich woman and is taken in by her family(and jealous Eric Campbell - who tragically died in an automobile accident a year after). How long will it be till the law catches up with him? There's an absolutely SUPERB sequence as him dodging the law using sliding doors, it will leave you laughing loud. This film alone demonstrates Chaplin's unique and incredible talent. Many people get turned off by Chaplin's shorts as they are silent. It's a shame as some of them represent his best work.


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